There’s a lot to love about Power Bowls. These delicious and nutritious dinners are trending up because they’re so simple to make and full of health benefits. We love that you can easily make them ahead of time, too. Pack them up for nutritious lunches on the go or leave them in the fridge for a ready-to-eat dinner at the end of a busy day. Also, the day after Thanksgiving provides the perfect leftovers for building a power bowl. Salad greens + thanksgiving leftovers = Perfect holiday power bowl!Here’s how to build the perfect power bowl: your new favorite healthy and tasty meal. #cabotcheese Click To Tweet
Follow our go-fast tips (like: buy pre-chopped veg!), plus simple step-by-step instructions to make your own power bowls, customized to your liking. Bonus: we’ve included better-for-you tips from a Registered Dietitian, below!
1+ cups leafy greens
Lettuce: butter, romaine, red leaf, green leaf, mixed greens, etc.
TIP: Purchase pre-washed and chopped greens, or prep your greens so they’re ready for quick assembly
Add Fiber-Packed Carbohydrates
½ cup – 1 cup of whole grains or complex carbohydrates
Squash: acorn, butternut, delicata
Batch cook whole grains for the week.
Meal prep veggies by roasting for the week.
Buy pre-chopped squash, sweet potatoes, etc. to trim down on prep time.
Buy pre-cooked options from the hot bar or salad bar of the grocery store.
1+ cup of any of these raw, steamed, roasted Vegetables:
Wash and chop veggies in advance.
3 oz. combined
Cabot Cheddar, cubed or grated
Fish: shrimp, salmon, tuna, sardines, etc.
Hard boiled eggs
Meat: poultry, beef, turkey, etc.
Beans/Pulses: chickpeas, black beans, cannellini beans, lentils, etc.
Tofu, tempeh, edamame
1-2 Tbsp combined
Avocado (¹⁄₈ of fruit)
Nuts (1 – 2 Tbsp.)
Olives (8 – 10 each)
Seeds (1 – 2 Tbsp.)
Tahini or nut butter (1 – 2 Tbsp.)
Oils: olive oil, avocado oil, sesame oil (~ 1 Tbsp)
6 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
4 Tbsp. olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, pressed or minced
2 tsp. maple syrup
Salt, to taste
Combine and shake in a mason jar.
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